Research Experience

Postgraduate researcher Nov 2012 – May 2018 

University of Helsinki (Finland)

Project – Modular and programmable polymeric platform for controlled ocular drug delivery

Graduate researcher Mar 2012 – Sep 2012

KTH Stockholm (Sweden)

Project – Synthesis of advanced materials from renewable resources

Research intern Sep 2011 – Nov 2011

Fraunhofer UMSICHT (Germany)

Project – Development of bio-based polymer blends for film extrusion applications

Research assistant Nov 2010 – May 2011

University of Bayreuth (Germany)

Project – Synthesis of silver nanoparticles and cavitation engineered aluminum microrods for SERS applications


university of helsinki logo PhD in Polymer Chemistry Nov 2012 – May 2018

University of Helsinki (Finland), passed with distinction

university of bayreuth logo M.Sc. in Polymer Science Oct 2010 – Oct 2012

University of Bayreuth (Germany), graduated with distinction

university of bayreuth logo B.Sc. in Chemistry Oct 2007 – Sep 2010

University of Bayreuth (Germany)


Technical skills:

  • Synthesis of organic molecules and polymers (especially ring-opening polymerizations), chemical modification of polymers
  • Experience in water-soluble and biopolymers, biodegradable polyesters, chemical bond stabilities
  • Knowledge of polymers for drug delivery applications and ophthalmology
  • Methods: NMR, SEC/GPC, IR, UV/vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, rheology, MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry, light scattering, thermal analysis (DSC, TGA)

Organizational and leadership skills:

  • planned & conducted inter-disciplinary research projects in polymer drug delivery
  • supervised 6 student projects (incl. Bachelor’s & Master’s theses)
  • chairperson of student association (Helsingin yliopiston polymeeri- ja puukemistit (HYPPY) ry) from 2014-2016

Communication skills:

  • (co-)authored 6 scientific articles, 1 dissertation, 1 Master’s thesis
  • presented at 10 international conferences
  • won 1 oral presentation award and 7 research/travel grants (total > 70 000 €)
  • designed 1 journal cover
  • lectured in chemistry course for Finnish high school students at the University of Helsinki
  • participated in 1 promotional video (2:44) for new University of Helsinki Master’s degree program in Materials Research
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Interpersonal skills:

IT skills:

MS Office, OriginPro, ChemDraw, SciFinder, Inkscape, Blender, basic knowledge of HTML & R


native in German, fluent in English, intermediate in Finnish, basic in Swedish


self-motivated, strong work ethics, fast learner, flexible, action-driven, detail-oriented, reliable


sports (karate), outdoor activities, traveling, knitting